The Fatal Friendship Author:Stanley Loomis Fifty Million Frenchmen thought Marie Antoinette was frivolous and stupid. One Swedish nobleman knew better. — Their friendship began on a winter evening in 1774 at an Opera Ball in Paris when a lighthearted princess approached a youth of surpassing physical beauty. It ended for one of them at the scaffold in the most famous death scene in Frenc... more »h history, and for the other at the hands of an infuriated mob in a Stockholm square.
The youth was a Swedish nobleman, Count Axel Fersen, the young princess was Marie Antoinette, soon to become queen of France. THE FATAL FRIENDSHIP is the fascinating and tragic story of the intimacy that developed between them and its consequences.« less